DUBLINBIKES - PUBLIC BICYCLE HIRE SCHEME

DUBLINBIKES - PUBLIC BICYCLE HIRE SCHEME

Dublinbikes is a public bicycle rental scheme which has operated in the city of Dublin since 2009. At its launch, the scheme, which was sponsored by JCDecaux, used 450 French-made unisex bicycles with 40 stations. By 2011 this had expanded to 550 bicycles and 44 stations, and in 2013 it was announced that a major expansion of the scheme would add a further 950 bikes and another 58 hire points.

Dublin was the 17th city to implement such a scheme, and it was considered one of the most successful bike sharing schemes in the world.


In November 2010, a major five-year expansion plan was adopted due to the huge success of the scheme thus far. The plan resulted in an increase in the number from 450 to 5,000 and the number of bike stations increased from 40 to 300. The scheme was extended as far north as DCU, as far south as UCD, as far east as Sandymount and as far west as Inchicore.

Currenty [March 2019] Dublinbikes is sponsored by Just Eat and there are 1,600 bicycles now available across 115 stations in Dublin.

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